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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Statement on New Study from IIHS on Impaired Driving

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2022 CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement of Cathy Chase, President, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on New Study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on Impaired Driving…

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Labor Day Weekend Statement

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This Labor Day, Advocates thanks all workers whose “office” is the roadway and calls upon NHTSA to reduce the horrific fatality and injury toll with swift action on comprehensive requirements for lifesaving technology.

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Statement on New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Ratings Program for Seat Belt Reminders

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) commends the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for implementing a new ratings program on seat belt reminder systems in passenger vehicles.  The evaluations provide invaluable information to consumers seeking the safest seat belt reminder systems.  The IIHS estimates up to 1,500 lives a year could be saved by improved seat belt reminders.

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Statement on New Research Showing Large Passenger Vehicle Dangers to Pedestrians in Intersections

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Walking across the street should not be a death-defying act.  The data presented by IIHS strengthens the case for adoption of the Safe System Approach to protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users (VRUs), especially given trends in the U.S. passenger fleet toward larger vehicles and the historically high number of pedestrians killed in 2020, 6,500.

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